Psychedelic… trust… information
In a new study just published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Kruger and colleagues are the first to systematically examine the sources of information used by people using psychedelics… articles published in scientific journals, psychedelic non-profits, and researchers based in colleges or universities were the most trusted sources of psychedelic information. Government agencies and pharmaceutical companies were the least trusted.
…there are legal, moral, and medical dynamics in the domain of psychedelics that make it unique… the most common source of participants’ information on psychedelics was their own experimentation and experiences… few participants thought that the popular media accurately stated the benefits and risks of psychedelics… older participants were more likely to seek psychedelic information from psychedelic therapists than younger participants, and they reported greater trust in popular media and government agencies.
Original Article (Neuroscience News):
Psychedelic users’ trust puzzle: untangling information sources
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